Location-History – Monu-ments: Flomohory belongs to the Inner Mani, municipal district of Kotronas, East Mani. ItΥs one of the most beautiful and traditional villages of Mani. Its long history and legends are given by the high towers and the tower – houses which dominate the village. A characteristic, which concerns all the villages of the Inner Mani, is the presence of are more towers than churches. In the central place of Flomoxori there is the grandiose church of Agias Triados (Trinity), (inau-gurated in 1933).
Apart the traditional towers of the families which dominated the region, there are many ancient churches in Flomohori, (as Agii Asomati, 13th century) -unique monuments of the Byzantine period. It have also been discovered ruins of a basilica dated from the old-Christian period. Many of those churches and some other towers are completely abandoned to the decay of time, surrendered in desertion. The churches which take a special place in the village life until our days are: Panagia, close to the village s cemetery (fete on August 15th), Taxiarhis (November 8th), Agios Spyridon (December 12th), Agios Ioannis settlement of Vata ( January 7th), AnalipsiΣ (Ascension) settlement of Zouda, Agia Paraskevi, settlement of Halikia (July 26) etc. There are also two churches in Flomoxori both dedicated to Agios Georgios one up to the mountain Makrynaros (Dimakogiannis – Lekkakou Families) and the other is in the village (Georgakakou family).
POPULATION-OCCUPATION: There are about 250 residents in the village (including the small settlements of Zouda, Halikia and Vata ). During the summer this number may be 1000!. Their main occupation is cattle-breeding and olive cultivation – a few ones are fishermen. Near Flomohori there is a very beautiful beach with pebbles, to the settlement Xalkia. The access becomes by an asphalted road and the summer is full of people.
TRANSPORT – ROAD CONS-TRUCTION – RURLA ROADS: Flomoxori is connected with the village around with roads in a good condition, but there isnt the double indicating line and the traffic lights is insufficient – to many abrupt turns there arent protective bars. For the transport, there are buses twice a day to Areopoli (one in the morning and one in the afternoon). There are many rural roads which contribute to the development of olive tree cultivation, but it has to be always subsistence.
WATER SUPPLY: Flomoxori receive drinkable water from an older drilling (which have been done near the village) – for the other needs there is a water supply net work, from a drilling in the nearest area called Kotrona. Mainly in August there are many serious problems of watering (because of the increase of the consumption, etc.)- for this reason, they all have well conserved their water-tank.
CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT: Though Flomohori had all the preconditions, finally it did not become the seat of the new municipal district. However, there is a very active association (resided in Aigaleo – Athens) – and after a continuous effort, they succeeded to associate all the people who come from this village and they have offered an important work to the village. Many small and big work we mentioned above has been done thanks to this association! The Cultural Centre of thw village will be finished in a short time. It is a big two storied, stony building – which will be an ornament for the village. There also a cultural centre which belongs to the church. The association orga-nizes annually a ball in Athens and a traditional feast on 15 August assembling many people from the area.
The association organizing every year a dance in Athens and a traditional feast in the village on August 15 and thousands of people who are friends from all the area are coming together.
There is also an infant school and a 3 teachers school in Flomohori.
The area is developing quickly, but it is very important that the new houses and the restorations of the old buildings, to be by the traditional way, with stone, and not spoilt the most beautiful traditional village of Mani.